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Capulin Volcano National Monument

Highway 325, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM
+1 505-278-2201
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Great place to visit

Couldn’t take our 32’ RV on the road due to 26’ max limit, but the gift shop is great and the trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lin_Dan_2223
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Who would have known?

Who knew that there is an inactive volcano in New Mexico? I live near Colorado Springs, Colorado... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buffer2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Capulin Volcano provides beautiful views, and a reminder of the history of this remote part of New Mexico.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rim trail” (23 reviews)
“cinder cone” (22 reviews)
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LOCATION
Highway 325, 3 miles north of the junction of NM Hwy 325 and US Hwy 64/87, Capulin, NM
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+1 505-278-2201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t take our 32’ RV on the road due to 26’ max limit, but the gift shop is great and the trail is not bad either.

Thank Lin_Dan_2223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew that there is an inactive volcano in New Mexico? I live near Colorado Springs, Colorado, and this is about a 3 hour drive, yet I had never heard of this until recently. It is an easy drive to there, and an easy drive...More

Thank Buffer2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit out of the way, this volcano is what I would consider a classic volcano. You are able to drive to the lowest part of the rim parking lot. From there you can take a hike to bottom of the crater and if that...More

1  Thank hoef972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I expected beautiful views from the top, but it was spectacular! My husband is afraid of heights, and the drive up was a little unnerving, but you drive slow, the roads are plenty wide for 2 vehicles, and it doesn’t take too long before...More

1  Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the sign for the National Monument and took a side trip to visit the Volcano an visitor center. Nice scenic winding drive up the volcano and then a 1.25 mile hike around the rim, 1/4 mile hike into the base. Beautiful scenery, views, and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with local friends showing us the sites of the area. We stopped at the visitor's center and drove to the top. There is a large parking lot with views all around. We took the trail into the crater and walked the rim taking...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

When we visited Capulin Volcano it was 72 degrees when we left our bed and breakfast that morning. When we arrived at Capulin it was raining cats and dogs. As we ascended the mountain, the rain turned to snow! At the top it was 32...More

Thank Bunnydog
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We have driven past several times over the many years and never stopped. It was either to late or we didn't have the time to stop or just thought it wasn't worth the time. It is worth a stop and the drive up to the...More

Thank James and Sandr... B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

One of the smaller National Monuments. The visitor center is still under renovation. All restrooms were latrines that I saw. The cost is $7 unless you have a National Park Pass. The drive up the volcano wasn't too bad, have been on worse roads (in...More

Thank LAB20
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped to see this on our way to Colorado and were not disappointed. Quite a drive up to the top, but the views are worth it. Not often you can drive up a volcano and look into the crater.

Thank Richard R
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Lindi L
22 June 2017|
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Response from Chuck B | Reviewed this property |
no problems its all paved
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Kelli S
15 March 2017|
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Response from lowemanc | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can leave your trailer. They have an area in the parking area for you to do that. I have done it several times. This is a great attraction.
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Triplets2001
4 August 2015|
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Response from DallasTXSteve | Reviewed this property |
I remember reading that pets are not allowed on the trails, but there were people with a small Cocker Spaniel heading up the rim while I was there in February, 2016. The ranger is all the way down at the base, so unless... More
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